[RFC PATCH] Kconfig: Enable Kconfig fragments to be used for defconfig

Catalin Marinas catalin.marinas at arm.com
Sat Jul 17 06:09:36 EST 2010

On Fri, 2010-07-16 at 19:46 +0100, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 11:40 AM, Nicolas Pitre <nico at fluxnic.net> wrote:
> >
> > DOH.
> Well, it's possible that the correct approach is a mixture.
> Automatically do the trivial cases (recursive selects, dependencies
> that are simple or of the form "x && y" etc), and warn about the cases
> that aren't trivial (where "not trivial" may not necessarily be about
> fundamentally ambiguous ones, but just "complex enough that I won't
> even try").

There is still a risk with this approach when the Kconfig isn't entirely
correct. For example, on ARM we have (I pushed a patch already):

config CPU_32v6K
	depends on CPU_V6

config CPU_V7
	select CPU_32v6K

In this simple approach, we end up selecting CPU_V6 when we only need
CPU_V7. There other places like this in the kernel.

Of course, kbuild could still warn but if people rely on this feature to
select options automatically I suspect they would ignore the warnings.


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